Though primarily in town to host his mag's Oscar night party, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter also was hosting screenings for his documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture."
Daily Variety usually refrains from the seasonal sport of Oscar handicapping, but this year, given the history of film awards, it's clear which pic will win the top prize Sunday night.
Landscape Pictures has acquired feature rights to the Nicholas Flokos novel "Nike: A Romance," with Javier Bardem attached to star.
Gotham-based distrib Avatar Films, which recently handled distribution on "Kandahar," has acquired U.S. rights to "Tosca," directed by Benoit Jacquot.
The eighth annual Avignon/New York Film Festival, which champions indie work from both sides of the Atlantic, will host 60 events including showings of 35 films, April 15 through 21.
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American Express has become the founding sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival via a multiyear, multimillion-dollar commitment to the fest, which debuts May 8-12 in lower Manhattan.